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a better plan than they did in 2011? already incurred. if congress refuses to give the united states government the ability to pay these bills on time, the consequences for the entire global economy would be catastrophic. >> that was president obama on the next battle ahead in washington. the fiscal cliff may have been just a warmup. but february or early march, congress will have to vote on raising the debt ceiling, and the differences are not resolved, the country could see a default on the national debt and another potential downgrade on u.s. credit rating. joining me now, judd gregg, co-chair on the campaign to fix the debt. senator greg, thank you for joining me. >> thank you for having me on. >> it's a new year, new congress, but has some old problems, the debt mainly. what will happen this time? >> well, you know, the congress and the president made two efforts here that have been fairly substantive. the 2011 effort reduced discretionary spending by $900 billion and a tax increase of $960 billion, but the big elephant has not been addressed, entitlement spending, that's drivin
... at officemax. >> the office of president of the united states. >> the office of president of the united states. >> and will to the best of my ability. >> and will to the best of my ability. >> preserve, protect, and defend. >> preserve, protect, and defend. >> the constitution of the united states. >> the constitution of the united states. >> so help you god? >> so help me god. >> congratulations, mr. president. >> thank you, mr. chief justice. thank you so much. >> the ceremony happened in the spare blue room of the white house fulfilling a constitutional requirement. tomorrow rewe will be there for the ceremony on the steps of the capit capitol, that familiar scene before the eyes of the nation and tens of thousands there to glimpse history in person. the president will raise his right hand in a moment for the ages. good afternoon, everyone. i'm alex witt. we are live from washington, d.c. in this next hour and a half, we'll try to bring perspective and context to the second inaugural and this historic presidency. my panel is joining me right now from "washington post," the columnist
, of what is the overall objective of the united states presence in afghanistan in the years ahead, whether or not the afghan military is capable of achieving those objectives. and i think because it's unclear and it has remained uncleared for so many years, the fundamental answer to that remains very ambiguous. >> so the accelerated withdrawal that ber talking about, does this mean that things are better on the ground in afghanistan, it's at a time when we can pull out our troops without leaving them decimated, or is this all about the u.s. just wants to get out? >> well, i think there's no doubt there's war fatigue in the united states. there's no doubt this war has dragged out from the eyes of many people for far too long, has cost far too many lives -- >> 11 years. >> 11 years. more than 2,000 soldiers killed. billions of dollars spent. and the question is is the united states particularly safer, is afghanistan safer. the short answer to that is yes, to some extent there are. but has the quality of life for afghan people gotten better? and many people make the argument it hasn't. even p
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unit and then you look at her as a female. once we're viewed as equals, this won't be an issue, and honestly if i'm in a marine and in the front lines and that's my concern, then maybe i should be thinking about a different career. >> look at this. 152 people killed in iraq and afghanistan. you were injured seriously while piloting a helicopter and going in to make sure you left no one behind and you got to the people who had been injured you were trying to rescue. i mean, have women been in de facto combat roles even before this policy change? >> that's exactly the heart of the issue. everybody wanted to make the debate about whether or not women should be in combat. the actual issue is that women are in combat. engaging the enemy, acting with valor, serving and just not being recognized. and i don't mean recognized with awards, i mean recognized with the correct job title that will get them promoted and recognized by getting the same training opportunities and that type of thing. so it's more about equal treatment and not about, you know, let's allow women into combat now. >>
is poor people don't have a voice. >> yeah, it is. citizens united is the example of how to do things correctly but it is a thing where poor people can help shape public policy. that's a long-term solution. now we have earned income tax credits, the tax hike on the wealthiest americans to simply pre-clinton or clinton levels and spending holding the line on those. >> it was a good start and you said you were giddy to hear the president talking about poverty and the poor in country. maybe we will see what happens the next couple of years. love to talk to you down the road. >> thank you. >> close to the top of the hour and a new wide-ranging interview with president obama. what he thinks of all things skeet shooting an the dangers of football. you want to hear the details. stay with us. (announcer) at scottrade, our clients trade and invest exactly how they want. with scottrade's online banking, i get one view of my bank and brokerage accounts with one login... to easily move my money when i need to. plus, when i call my local scottrade office, i can talk to someone who knows how i trad
're going to have a debt ceiling dispute. what is the debt ceiling? it says that a president of the united states tells the world of investors you can count on us to pay our bills. it's no more, and it's no less. they're going to hold him hostage over an issue like that? it's ridiculous. >> and i made a very oversimplistic analogy that it's like running up a credit card bill and then refusing to pay it. i grant you, there's a lot more parameters around that, but the root of it, it's kind of like that. and, in fact, members of the gop are talking about a partial government shutdown to get what they want in terms of negotiation for the debt ceiling. do you think that's going to happen? >> it could. it could because it's abundantly clear the speaker doesn't have control over the votes. what the president has done and effectively is to outreach to the american people and to tell boehner, don't wait until you have the majority of republicans agreeing on any given issue. let the congress vote. let some of your diehard republicans do what they have to do, even if it appears to be against republic
this is the same house for mr. reagan found out he had become the 40th president of the united states. it is 4700 square feet with a view of the santa monica bay. >>> one of the titans of high techs tops today's list of number once. it's not apple, it's ibm. the web site 24/7 wall street calls ibm the most innovative company in the world because it has produced the most patents in the world for 20 straight years. samsung coming in second. it is cited for its variety of products from chemicals to consumer electronics. canon, sony, panasonic rounding out the top five. >>> think of ohio you might think of the wright brothers who lived there. dayton topped career's list of the happiest u.s. cities in which to work. the rankings based on a survey that places knoxville, tennessee second, honolulu third. of course with that weather how could you be unhappy? the top three unhappiest? boulder, colorado, reno, nevada and fresno, california. >> now now now. >> it is confirmation of the critical acclaim steven spooeg spielberg's "lincoln" has the most oscar nominations with 1 which is a lot. the mo
the united states, between africa. it's one of the things that we might see president obama build upon in this second term. we might see a trip to africa that involves the president this year. but this was exciting. and it was also a rush and intimidating. i was very new to this beat. >> can i ask you about getting ready? you're up at all hours into the night, in the early morning. >> it was one of my greatest challenges of this job. it always has been. i'm not a natural makeup girl. so it has taken me about a decade to learn how to apply my makeup. if there's breaking news, i know i can do my makeup in about seven minutes if i need to. >> that's a valuable skill, definitely. good for you. and good on you because that's way better than i can do, let me tell you. how do you prepare for packing? seriously, you've got to have your coordinated outfits. you've never not looked totally coordinated. >> thank you. >> the jewelry, the shoes, the jacket, everything. >> have you ever seen the movie "up in the air" where he becomes a master packer? i have become a master packer. >> george clooney?
position of no compromise on the debt ceiling. >> if congress refuses to give the united states the ability to pay its bills on time, the consequences for the entire global economy could be catastrophic. last time congress threatened this course of action, our entire economy suffered for it. our families and our businesses cannot afford that dangerous game again. >> congress did pass a hurricane sandy relief bill friday that provides $9.7 billion to the national flood insurance program. members from both parties criticized republican leadership earlier this week after congress ended its term tuesday without voting on the aid. >>> the house is set next to vote on additional sandy aid worth nearly $52 billion on january 15th. the senate is in recess until the 21st. >>> joining me now political reporter for "the washington post," and national political reporter for "the atlantic," molly ball. hello, ladies, good to see you both. >> hi, alex. >> former republican senator who will likely be nominated for defense secretary next week according to our own chuck todd, why hagel? why not a democrat?
"when the current congress is over i will have served in the united states house of representatives and the u.s. senate for a total of 40 years. after 40 years i just feel it's somebody else's turn." now this comes a day after georgia republican senator saxby chambliss announced he won't seek re-election in 2014 as well. senator carton is a democrat from maryland. he also sits on the senate foreign relations committee. he joins me now. i want to get your reaction to both of those statements. it was chambliss who said the charged nature of d.c. these days, it's just so poe lliticiz. he cited that for a reason not to seek re-election. >> t.j. first it's good to be with you. in regards to senator hark in, he has been the champion for our children, champion for our seniors, champion with those with disabilities. he will be deeply missed. i can tell you in the democratic caucus and deeply missed in the united states snas. senator chambliss has been one of those who's reached across party line to come up with ways that we can deal with our fiscal issues. i know both will still be in the s
, not a blue nation, we're one united states of america. i think he's going to emphasize that and try to use that as a springboard into getting things done in the second term. >> he did put forth a lot of things he wanted to accomplish when he spoke to us in 2009. how many did he get done? >> health care, which was a huge accomplishment for him. something that bill and hillary clinton failed to do during their presidency. a democratic priority for decades. he got financial regulation, which is new rules for wall street, which are just in the process now are being impleme implemented, as health care is. neither had a full chance to take effect. he did not get his goals on energy and changing the energy foundations of the american economy. he's going to try to do some of that in his second term with regulatory authority, and he did achieve some measure of economic stability and recovery, but there's a way to go. remember, he took office during a financial crisis, losing 700,000 jobs a month. we're growing, but growing slowly. he's got to try to build on that. >> picking up on that right there,
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